Totnes in South Devon is where the rapidly growing 'transition town' movement began. Transition towns are a response to the problem of resource depletion, peak oil and climate change and embrace the practical and more esoteric aspects of changing lifestyles and mindsets. Totnes and the surrounding countryside - like many rural areas - remain heavily reliant on car travel. What can be done to get more people on bicycles in the countryside? Is cycling a viable rural alternative to the internal combustion engine? Plus Eric Gauster of Cycle Training UK on some great value cycle maintenance classes for Londoners. We give away a place on either a basic or intermediate class to a lucky listener who completes the following sentence:
"I want to go on a bicycle maintenance course because....."